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  • Why Not Parties?by Nathan W. Monroe; Jason M. Roberts; David W. Rohde

    University of Chicago Press 2009; US$ 27.50

    Recent research on the U.S. House of Representatives largely focuses on the effects of partisanship, but the strikingly less frequent studies of the Senate still tend to treat parties as secondary considerations in a chamber that gives its members far more individual leverage than congressmen have. In response to the recent increase in senatorial... more...

  • Beyond Ideologyby Frances E. Lee

    University of Chicago Press 2009; US$ 22.00

    The congressional agenda, Frances Lee contends, includes many issues about which liberals and conservatives generally agree. Even over these matters, though, Democratic and Republican senators tend to fight with each other. What explains this discord? Beyond Ideology argues that many partisan battles are rooted in competition for power rather... more...

  • The Most Exclusive Clubby Lewis Gould

    Basic Books 2009; US$ 17.95

    The definitive history of the modern United States Senate, and the outsized figures who shaped its role in the twentieth century more...

  • Filibusterby Gregory J. Wawro; Eric Schickler

    Princeton University Press 2013; US$ 31.95

    Parliamentary obstruction, popularly known as the "filibuster," has been a defining feature of the U.S. Senate throughout its history. In this book, Gregory J. Wawro and Eric Schickler explain how the Senate managed to satisfy its lawmaking role during the nineteenth and early twentieth century, when it lacked seemingly essential formal rules for... more...

  • The Classical Foundations of the American Constitutionby David J. Bederman

    Cambridge University Press 2008; US$ 39.00

    This book offers insights on how the framers and ratifiers of the Constitution were influenced by classical political theory and ancient history. more...

  • The Senateby Janet Anderson

    Infobase Publishing 2007; US$ 30.00

    The story of the United States Senate is more than the description of the powers assigned to the upper house of Congress. This work shows how these powers are considerable, including the making of laws to govern the United States in partnership with the House of Representatives. more...

  • Congressional Roll Call 2002by CQ Press

    CQ Press, a Division of SAGE 2003; US$ 48.30

    CQ Press’s Congressional Roll Call continues to be the definitive reference source of congressional voting information for students, scholars, political professionals, and all citizens who want to be informed about their representatives’ voting records. Congressional Roll Call 2002 provides an objective, authoritative member-by-member survey... more...

  • What the Anti-Federalists Were Forby Herbert J. Storing

    University of Chicago Press 2008; US$ 15.00

    The Anti-Federalists, in Herbert J. Storing's view, are somewhat paradoxically entitled to be counted among the Founding Fathers and to share in the honor and study devoted to the founding. "If the foundations of the American polity was laid by the Federalists," he writes, "the Anti-Federalist reservations echo through American history; and it is... more...

  • Women in the Clubby Michele L. Swers

    University of Chicago Press 2013; US$ 30.00

    In the run-up to the 2012 presidential election, Democrats and Republicans were locked in a fierce battle for the female vote. Democrats charged Republicans with waging a “war on women,” while Republicans countered that Democratic policies actually undermined women’s rights. The women of the Senate wielded particular power, planning... more...

  • The American Senateby Neil MacNeil; Richard A. Baker

    Oxford University Press, USA 2013; US$ 21.99

    The United States Senate has fallen on hard times. Once known as the greatest deliberative body in the world, it now has a reputation as a partisan, dysfunctional chamber. What happened to the house that forged American history's great compromises? In this groundbreaking work, a distinguished journalist and an eminent historian provide an insider's... more...

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